Ranked #2152

Tamayura: Hitotose

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tamayura (TV)
Japanese: たまゆら~hitotose~


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2011 to Dec 19, 2011
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Mondays at 09:00 (JST)
Producers: BIGLOBE
Licensors: Right Stuf
Studios: TYO Animations
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.321 (scored by 6,995 users)
Ranked: #21522
Popularity: #1632
Members: 22,475
Favorites: 63
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The story takes place in Seto Inland Sea and is about a girl who likes taking pictures.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sawatari, Fuu
Sawatari, Fuu
Taketatsu, Ayana
Taketatsu, Ayana
Sakurada, Maon
Sakurada, Maon
Gibu, Yuko
Gibu, Yuko
Hanawa, Kaoru
Hanawa, Kaoru
Asumi, Kana
Asumi, Kana
Okazaki, Norie
Okazaki, Norie
Iguchi, Yuka
Iguchi, Yuka


Sato, Junichi
Sato, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator, Series Composition
Yoshida, Reiko
Yoshida, Reiko
Ikeda, Mamiko
Ikeda, Mamiko
Yamada, Yuka
Yamada, Yuka

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Opening Theme

"Okaerinasai (おかえりなさい)" by Maaya Sakamoto

Ending Theme

#1: "Kamisama no Itazura (神様のいたずら)" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 1, 3-6, 8-10)
#2: "Natsutori -Uta Tobi Ano- (夏鳥-うたとぴあの-)" by Megumi Nakajima (ep 2)
#3: "Hoshizora (星空)" by Megumi Nakajima (ep 7)
#4: "Ashita no Hidamari (あしたの陽だまり)" by Ayana Taketatsu, Yuka Iguchi, Kana Asumi, Yuko Gibu (ep 11)
#5: "A HAPPY NEW YEAR" by Maaya Sakamoto (ep 12)

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Apr 5, 2015
In Kino's Journey, it is said that the world is not beautiful, which is actually said to be a reason why the world can, in fact, be considered beautiful. Tamayura is a stunningly emotional tale of a girl finding beauty in what had been the source of her sorrow before: photography. Reminded by the loss of her father, she distances herself from his former favorite activity and struggles to cope with the situation she was suddenly forced into.

Tamayura sets off when she finally succeeded in accepting reality and regaining her vitality, which allows her to dive into the memories she has been keeping buried for read more
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Nov 12, 2011
Dreams. Small or big, simple or far-fetched, related to hobbies, future job or just dreams of making friends. Almost everyone have dreamt of something at least once. Tamayura is an anime about chasing these dreams. And no, not about huge triumphs. It's about achieving small successes and enjoying them.

First of all, if you:
a) automatically mark every anime similar to K-On! as moeblob crap, without even bothering about things like story or characters;
b) don't like slow-paced shows that, unlike mentioned above K-On!, mainly focus on drama than on comedy;
just give up already. You will not like Tamayura either.

Tamayura ~Hitotose~ is a sequel to OVAs (which take read more
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Jul 12, 2013
There's a few different types of anime. There's anime that's written to excite, and there's also animes that bring out laughter. And then, there's animes like Aria the Animation (and it's sequels) and Tamayura: Hitotose, where there is only one purpose behind it - to make the viewer smile, and to bring joy to their hearts. I suppose Tamayura, is an anime that you could call heartwarming, and there's no doubt that that's quite the fitting descriptor. Because it really, really is quite heartwarming indeed. Watching Tamayura, brought me so much joy and warmth that no shounen or seinen anime has ever brought me. I read more
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Aug 15, 2015
Tamayura: Hitotose is a very low key slice of life anime that fits in the Iyashikei, or healing genre alongside works such as Aria, Non Non Biyori, and Only Yesterday. Similarly to its counterparts Tamayura offers a whimsical and heartwarming experience while focusing on the more mundane aspects of life.

The story of Tamayura revolves around Fu, a young girl who, 5 years after the passing of her father moves to his hometown and begins to get into photography, something her father was very fond of when he was alive. Alongside her friends, Kaoru, Maon, and Norie, Fu explores her father’s hometown taking pictures, making memories read more
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Anime: Aria The Animation
Both Tamayura and Aria are cute, slow paced slice of life animes. They're both about a group of girls doing their everyday things, if you like slice of life these are excellent for you.
These shows also have same director, Junichi Satou, wich might be the reason for the similar feeling they have.

Aria the Animation has just a bit some fantasy & sci-fi shades, when Tamayura is slightly more realistic, but both of these are really enjoyable and relaxing shows, so if you liked the other the other might be just perfect for you. 
reportRecommended by mansikka
Anime: Ikoku Meiro no Croisée
Sato Junichi doing what he does best -- making series that heal your heart. If you like one of these sweet, touching, easygoing, heartwarming series, I am fully confident you will love the other as well! 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
Anime: Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?
A new girl in a peaceful town making interesting friends in a café. While both have a easy-going slice of life feel to them, Tamayura is slightly more mature and calming than the moe and energetic GochiUsa. 
reportRecommended by Verdale
Anime: Non Non Biyori
Similar set of beautiful lifestyle living in the country side. With an easy to love cast makes for a lovely series when just trying to relax and escape life for awhile. 
reportRecommended by rainfalls
Anime: Sketchbook: Full Color's
Tamayura is about a girl who takes up photography, while Sketchbook:Full Colors is about a girl who takes up Drawing, and how both come to shape them. Though Sketchbook takes on a notably less serious tone than Tamayura, the two anime share the same heartwarming quality that makes you just feel at peace with life. It`s quite reasonable to hug a kitten or make a large donation to a charity after an episode of either. 
reportRecommended by TimChan
Anime: Hanasaku Iroha
Both of these Anime are slice of life that deal with life and friendship of a group of high school females as the discover and/or work with what they want to be. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari

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